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WEBFOOT DITTY NO. 1
Listen, Rollo, to the rain-drops,
Dripping on the pane;
Isn't it lucky that we're used to
Dripping drops of rain?
VOL. X. NO. 19.
SHERIFF'S OFFICE GRAFT DEAD
POLICE STOP
HONEYMOON
Suit as they were leaving the George W. Dickons; his father-in
home of a friend living on Sixth law > who seemed favorable to the
avenue Friday night, with tickets ttuSrfid. 1"*0""11 * t0 Captain
for their honeymoon trip to Port- The young bride is at the home
land in their pockets, Mr. and of her parents today; the groom
Mrs. George A. Conger, who had at his home.
been quietly married, were separ- The couple obtained their 11
--nted by Detectives Geary and Mi- cense January 9 from the county
lone, and the young groom was auditor. Miss Dickens, although
placed under arrest. . not quite 18, is well developed for
A warrant sworn to by the her a ße, and the legality of Issu
girl's mother, Mrs. Cora M. Dick- '"8 the license was not questioned,
ens, 8618 North Huson street, When the arrest was made they
charged the boy-groom with un- were preparing to leave for Port
lawful marriage with a girl under 'and. A number of friends and
the age of 18 years without her tne brother and sister of the bride
parents' consent. were present, and were showering
Conger, who is a clerk in the
employ of the Northern Pacific
railroad here, lives at 812 Sheri
dan avenue with his brother
and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Roy R.
Conger, lie is 21 years old. His
bride was Mm Molly J. Dickens.
I3ut a short time after the
young man had been jailed by or
der of his mother-in-law he was
released on a $500 bond given by
PROTEST AGAINST
HOWARD ON BENCH
WASHINGTON', D. C, Jan. 11.
■—A petition protesting against
the confirmation by the senate of
the nomination of Clinton How
ard to be Judge of the United
States district court for West
ern Washington will be submit
ted to the senate judiciary com
mittee next Tuesday by Senator
Miles Poindexter. The petition,
which is signed by a large num
UNREAL LOVE
ENDS IN A
DIVORCE
That her husband married her
to spite another woman who had
refused his offer of marriage, and
that he is now trying to divorce
her that he may wed his first love,
>a the allegation made by Mrs.
Elizabeth Lewis in an answer to
her husband's complaint, filed to
day.
She says it was in their mar
riage agreement that neither
should ask the other of the events
of their past, but that when Lew
is learned through his friends
that she had been married be
fore he began to abuse her and
finally turned her out of their
home,
Mrs. Lawis asks that she be
given the decree instead of her
husband and that he be ordered
to pay her $25 a month alimony.
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«> city, Is still in King county <¥•
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<i> expected him te.be brought <$>
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YE FARMER WAXETH GAY
I've been a Imstliu' farmer near
Tacoma many years,' •.' . ."*
I've had a harder, tussle than,
maybe, to you appears.
I've risen in the morning when the
clock Is striking four; .
My day runs - fourteen' hours and
sometimes a little more. I
Now, all these years I've shipped
my truck Into the local mart
And of the money that you pay,
I . I've Rot a stingy part.
But ev'rythiiig is front now, al
. . '. though I hate V boast—
We fanners and yo.ii city folk can
:,. T. I>IVU by Parcel, Post. - -
I'm shipping eggs and chickens
an* sometimes a nice pork
.roast; ; ;■ . .. v •■■'...:.■_ „- ■
I pack 'em neat and off they shoot
by this here Parcel Post.
I used t' think that I was lucky if
I had a cent, *. .
And farm in' wasn't 1 ' what you'd
call a life of sweet content.
IJut, suffrlu' snakes! li's .dif-
Trent now, I'm going to buy
?•„. me soon B • ■■. • ■•■-. >;
A ortcrbeel and possibly a flyin'
air-balloon. ■ - ■■ •-■■-"■.;-. ■
This thing may not be Heaven, but
. I swan, it is almost-— •
This tiling, where yon and me can
I live. Just right, by Parcel
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TheTacoma Times
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA
the couple with rice when the de
tectives arrived.
Later Mr. Dickson stated that
be had no objections to the mar
riage, and intimated that the ar
rest was a mistake. Both tne
firooin and the bride are weii
known and today all of their
friends are hoping that their
honeymoon will not be long in
terrupted.
ber of citizens of WMhtVfftira, al
leges that Judge Howard is too
friendly toward corporations.
Howard was appointed by Pres
ident Taft to succeed Cornelius
If, Hanford who resigned under
flic some months ago, while his
conduct was being investigated by
a congressional commttee j reim
inary to bringing Impeachment
charges.
ROYS WANTS 10
WRITE NEW
CHARTER
L. W. Roys, former city com
missioner of safety, is trying to
break back into the municipal
limelight as the author of a new
city charter.
For some time there has been
an agitation on for a new char
ter, the real purpose being to ge^
rid of the present city commis
sion. This agitation took tne
form of action when the commis
sion recently proceeded to boost
salaries of the city employes and
add $25,000 a year to the bril
the taxpayers must pay.
An informal organization has
been created to boost the new
charter scheme and it has reach
ed the stage of wanting a draft
of a new charter with eight coun
cilmen from the wards and one
at large as mayor.
Roys Is trying now to get the
job of drawing up the charter.
He wants $150 for the Job.
The committee, however, will
probably not employ him as some
members are convinced his atti
tude on public service corpora
tions would kill the new move
ment.
TIMES' PUBLICITY PUTS AN END TO THE
FAT RAKE-OFF WHICH TAXPAYERS PAID
Graft in the Pierce county sheriff's office is forever dead.
By its expose yesterday, the Times has made impossible the continuance of the practices which have
for 25 years been draining the taxpayers of the county, and which for the last two years, according to
the statement of James Longmire, chief county jailer, swelled the income of the sheriff $11 700
JAMIESON TO STOP GRAFT
With the retirement of the present sheriff, Robert Longmire, Monday, and the office-taking of
B. W. Jamieson, sheriff-elect, this 25-year-old "feeding the prisoner* 1 graft will be forever quashed.
"I shall abolish all the graft in the sheriff's office as soon as I take up my official duties," says
Jamieson to the Times.
"As soon as this affair blows over," .said Sheriff Longmire today, "I intend to set forth in actual
figures, for the benefit of taxpayers, just what this profit has been to me.
Gertie---She
Pinches Bold
Broadway John
GERTRUDE HOFFMAN.
NEW YORK, Jan. 11.—Ger
trude Hoffman, the actress, was
accosted by a well-dressed young;
man at 41st street and Broad
way at noon today who followed
the stage beauty for three blocks,
keeping up a running fire of con
versation.
Suddenly Miss Hoffman turned
and smiled a bewitching smile.
She accepted the young man's
escort and invited him to accom
pany her "home."
Then she led him to the West
Fiftieth street rolice station ana
had him inside the vestibule of
the building before the masher
realized that he waß trapped.
Magistrate Corrigan sentenced
the man, who gave his name as
Richard Vanate, to ten days in
Jail.
"If we had some women police
like MUs Hoffman," said Corrl
gan, "New York would have few
er of these Broadway pests."
Miss Hoffman appeared at the
Tacouia theater two years ago.
For Taeoma and vi
cinity: Rain tonight
and Sunday.
For Washington
Rain west, snow east
portion tonight and
Sunday.
TACOMa, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 1913.
LONGMIRE TO MAKE STATEMENT
Considers It Profit.
"Wliile I have never con
sidered it a Kraft, and hard
1> believe tl<e li;uirs will
reach as hi^li as $11, TOO, I
freely admit I have made a
profit. This profit has been
considered li-i;itiiiiutf l>y me
nnd all my iirrderrs-m-s in
this office for 25 years.
"No one can take this office at
its present salary and live. It
l>ays only $200 a month. With
all the charitable institutions that
the sheriff must donate to, it
would be impossible to hold the
office unless there was a side
profit somewhere."
Sheriff Longmire and his
cousin, James Longmire, who
gave put the graft story to the
Times yesterday, are not on
speaking terms today.
l''ollow Hodge's Kxample.
In his determination to purge
the sheriff's office, Sheriff-elect
.Tamieson is following the exam
ple of Sheriff Robert Hodge or
King county, wlio rode down and
killed an illegitimate profit to
the sheriff's office there of more
than twice that of Pierce county.
Jamieson declares his action is
but the following out of the prin
ciples laid down by the progres
sive party during their campaign,
when they adopted the slogan,
"Clean out the courthouse."
TALKISG WATER
BUT DOING
NOTHING
While the city commission Is
wrangling over the t'«ing to do
to get pure water into Green riv
er and talking about hiring more
experts it is utterly neglecting tne
advice of the experts it already
has.
Engineer Manley was put In
charge of the Green river work
after it had been resolved Into
such a tangled mess no one coulfl
tell what was doing. He made
good, unraveled the thing and
completed the job. Then he of
fered to provide complete plans
for eliminating the pollution that
is now getting in the river, but
that is the last he has heard of
it.
"The thing to do, In my mind
is to first discover the sources
of pollution," said Manley. This
can be done by taking samples
from all the creeks entering the
river, and from careful scrutiny
of the watershed. When this has
been discovered then plans must
be made for taking care of it. 1
offered to make plans for this
purpose but have heard nothing
about it," Baid Manley.
In the meantime the inspectors
are tacking up cards promiscuous
ly on Green river warning people
not to pollute the river.
Tallest Woman
In the World
Passes On
(Ry ITniteU Press I-cus,<i Wire.)
QUINCY, 111., Jan. 11. — Mrs.
Ella Ewing, 8 feet 4 inches in
height, is dead here today,
known as the tallest woman in
the world, she traveled with a cir
cut years ago, finally retiring to a
magnificent country home with all
Urn furniture built according to
her size.
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<§• 1910, Mrs. Rose A. Bunting, 218 East 26th street, has today I> ,
<§> for the second time in her llf e filed a divorce complaint ••>
against George Bunting. ,v ; •. .. <s>
<S> Mrs. Bunting says she fears that Bunting will carry out €>
<•> hie alleged threat to kill her and the 13-year-old boy Mark. ♦!
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"OUT FOR GOOD TIME,"
SAX LUCKY BALDWIN'S
$12,000,000 HEIRESS
' Mrs. darn Baldwin Stockor, who got $12,000,00 out of her
famous father's estate—lnset photo of the lute "Lucky" Italdwin,
famous turfman, who left estate valued at over $25,000,000.
LOS ANOBLKB, .lan. 11.—Mrs.
Clara Haldwin Sto< ker, one of the
two heirs of the Kliaa Jackson
("Lucky") Haldwin estate, who
has already received approximate
ly $1,r.00,000 from the estate,
and who is kooii to receive half
of the remaining $24,000,000 or
so, lias arrived here from Chicago
in nor specially built private car,
bringing the first installment of
her $1,000,000 purchases of rare
gems, precious wares and other
things, In accordance with her ex
pressed declarations to "spend a
million or two in order to have a
really good time."
"I am going to have the very
bast sort of a good time," she
declared as she stood upon the
Observation platform of her car.
'"BVir what is money if it is not to
give one access to real enjoyment
oMife? I have already started to
have my good time. I'm having
It .'ml I'm going to have still
more if it. I'm going to have all
the good time that money will
buy me. Lavish in my purchases?
Of course.
"I've got ten million to spend
awl I'm going to get all the fun
thfcre is to be got out of it right
ii\tny." she said as the stopping
train jerked her up against the
mahogany walls of the "Califor
nia," which Is the baptismal name
of the Pullman car.
"And I'm going to spend most
of my money here, you may be
sure. I m not out looking for the
social jumps and all that. I'm
just out for the fun and the Rood
times 1 can get. that's all, and 1
want to give all my friends the
same thing, see?"
HOW BALDWIN HEIR
SPENT MILLION
Here are some of the
purchases made by Mrs.
Clara Baldwin Stocker, one
of the two heirs of the
Ellas Jackson ("Lucky"
Baldwin estate, estimated at
$24,000,000, in accordance
with her expressed declara
tion that she would "spend
a million or two to have a
really good time."
Diamond)) in great < •
variety of settlngs.s2fto,ooo
One steam jracht... .200,000
Itesklence at Area
• I i a, formerly
Xoitliam place . . 60,000
Residence at Venice ■ 20,000
New wardrobe .... 100,000
Automobiles 20,000
Private Pullman
car, built to order 20,000
Silverware, table '
service and vari
ous pieces 20,000
$710,000
Fred .T. Chamberlain, of Puy
alluj, re-elected master of Fo
iiiona Grange yesterday afternoon
at the session at the Commercial
club In this city declared the
produce trust has the people by
thethroat. He declares the Jap
anese on the Tacoma public mar
ket are simply figure heads and
that they are only lackeys of the
produce trust which controls
them.
WEBFOOT DITTY NO. 2
Here's a hint fo radvertisers —
Whilst the rain-drops fall,
Whisper to the population—
Raincoats cheap—that's all I
HOME EDITION
BRIDGES' CASE
ENDS TODAY
Former Federal Court Clerk Accused of Embezzling
Funds Will Know His Fate Late This Afternoon
—Attorneys Make Sharp Arguments.
Judge Ilean convened court half
an hour earlier today to try to
finish the trial of ex-Federal
Court Clerk Sam Bridges before
night. All teßtimony was in be
fore noon, and the argument of
the case "ill be ended in three
hours.
It is expected the jury will pet
i Urn matter about 4 o'clock.
llridges himself on the stand
yesterday afternoon made hum
■tartlins revelations. He said
1 that the irresponsible actions of
A. Reeves Avers kept the records
and rash continually muddled.
Things got bo bad, he said, at one
time through Ayers taking the
money from the court treasury
that Uridges had to go out and
borrow |5,000 to make good the
shortage.
Pays Money Back,
Uridges this morning paid into
(•our $003, that being the final
showing of his shortage, $:,n of
it being on one check which lie
had taken in a court case which
he had deposited in bank to his
own account and $9 2 being money
turned into court on the account
of a deserted veaniau
Uridges said lie never knew of
these items until now a« the gov
ernment agent had refused fo
give him a statement of the short
age* alleged against him. When
shown the $511 account he said
he remembered he had rut the
check on his own account because
he was not sure the check was
good and that when It was later
paid Iff forgot to transfer it to
the ourt account.
■Attorney Is JSltter.
In the argument to the jury C.
F. Kiddeli for the government
charged Bridges with deliberately
TACOMAN SLASHED
BY BLACKHANDERS
Jolin M.I//.1. who MM a
-in.ill machine shop on Cen
ter street, was terribly slush
ed with a razor un he left his
home, 3510 South Ash street,
early today, and started for
work. The weapon was wield
ed by the iißeiit of a black
hand gnng, the police say.
The assailant escaped.
Mazza was waylaid about C:3O
o'clock this morning while walk
ing to work. A countryman of
the victim leaped from behind a
telephone pole in the dim early
morning darkness and slashed
Ma/zn's face with a razor.
The black hand gang has been
operating here for years, the po
lice declare. The laßt victim was
Knrlco Giovanni, who was assault
ed in exactly the same way as
Mazza, nearly three years ago.
As Maiiz's assailant fled Into
GOOD NIGHT;
OLD ONES
ARE GONE
Today is house cleaning day at
the county court house.
With the exception of the su
perior Judges, Justice Evans and
Treasurer Carr, everybody is busy
packing cult cases and boxes.
The regular work of the pres
ent officials closed at 12:30 this
afternoon and the new regime
will replace them at 9 o'clock
Monday morning.
Everywhere there is turmoil
and babel. Relics that have gath
ered for two years at the bottom
of desks are lieing rediscovered
and old memories retnllt-d.
Promptly at lZrWLithe old
guard left the places Iney have
held during the last two years,
many with regret, others with
happy smiles.
| HOORAY
I'Oltl'liAXI), Ore., Jan, It.
U«e of the parcel post for
hypothecating merchandise
- with pawn, brokers' was re- '
vealed here when a detective
inspecting a pawn broker's
list found that a woman [at I
Xewburg, Ore., had sent in m ;-'
• camera; by parcel post, re- •*:
ceiving a loan of $5 In return. -JL
30 CENTS A MONTH.
pocketing the funds of the gor
eminent and with falsifying the
records to hide his shortages.
He waxed eloquent In denouno
ing Bridges for stealing tn«
money of deceased seamen rrorr
the widows and children left bj
sailors who had perished at ses
with money coming to them foi
wages, which had been turned
into court to be held for the helra.
C. O. Bates, speaking for the
defense to the jury, scouted this
view and showed that the $92 ac
count, which wns the shortage
alleged by the government, waa
in the case of a deserted seaman
and there were no widows or or
phans in it. Me denounced Spe
cial Agent K. C, Maitenon, who
discovered the Bridges shortage
and dug up the case.
Hates Scores Musterson.
"lie is the only man asking
for conviction," shouted P.ates.
"B. W. Coiner, the district attor
ney— and a better one never liv
ed —is prosecuting this case but
1 know If left to himself and he
were to tell you his real opinion
he would say to you that Sam
Uridges is not a criminal and that
the government has made no
case. But he is not alone. This
government agent is here de
manding this conviction to add
another notch to his gun. These
agent* want not justice but con
victions to make a record Tor
themselves."
Hates made a pathetic plea to
the jury not to send Bridges to
Urn penitentiary for mere Irregu
larities in the office where he had
to work under tremendous disad
vantages, hampered by tile pres
ence of his irresponsible Chief, A.
Heevcs Ayera.
the darkness, the machinist fell
to the ground, bleeding profusely.
His cries for help brought aid,
and he was carried to his home.
The entire, left side of his face
lias been laid ojten from the eye,
down the cheek, to the corner of
the mouth.
Kereived Threatening I/etter.
Early in the week Mazza re
ceived a letter, written in Italian,
in which demands were made for
$1,000. Thursday night waa
named as the time for a transfer
ence of the money, and threats
were made that he would suffer
death unless he met the demands.
The letter he looked upon as a
joke. At the bottom, in place of,
a signature, was the crude skctcb
of a hand.
Mazza has been In this country
a number of years, and Is thought
to have laid away considerable
money.
FINK "FRA
ELBERTUS"
(By Halted Pros* Leased Wire.)
BUFFALO. X. Y. f Jan it. _.
Elbert Hubbard, of Kant Aurora,
t known us "Kra
E1 be rtv a,"
pleaded guilty
today In tne
United States
court here to
an ' Indictment
charging him
with sending
obscene mutter
through the
mails. Judge Hunter suspended ■'
sentence on five counts In the In
dictment and fined $10 on the
sixth county, which charged that <
he had mailed "certain prints of
on obscene, lewd, laslvlous, filmy
and indecent character.* 1 . .■■- '•?
The indictment Was based on
articles j published in J a magazine j
issued at East Aurora. The ex
treme penalty for the crime is five
years In jail and a fine of $5,000.
■, - _
(By United Press i..msi-,| Wire.}
> i WASHINGTON, d. c, Jan.
' • I!.—The senate '. iliis nlter
noon decided (<> lake a vote
•"■ at 1 J o'clock Monday, after*
1 noon on the Impeachment of
' Judge i Robert ■W. Arrlibald |||
| of " the - commerce ■ court,
■ charged with mlacoudnct In
office.

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